Camping is one of my very favorite ways to spend a weekend–I’ve been wanting to go for at least a year and a half now. This weekend we finally found time to go. By which I mean, I finally talked Andy into going with me.
In preparation, I spent days making menus, packing, shopping, assembling overly prepared first aid kits, and looking up the best hiking trails. Andy was far less enthusiastic.
We compromised with a one night “practice” trip at a campground that’s only 30 minutes from here. I was a campfire girl and he was a boy scout so I wasn’t too worried about our survival skills (especially in a campground that’s so close to home that it’s actually within the city limits), but since it’s over 90 degrees outside, I think one night was plenty.
We had a great time, despite the heat and an unexpected thunderstorm (it’s a good thing the tent works!) Here are a couple pictures from our hike.
But I think my favorite part of the trip was the food. There is no substitute for a real s’more made with a perfectly toasted marshmallow.
But before we could have dessert, we had to have some dinner. I read a lot of recipes and settled on pizza simply because it was so easy, and since we weren’t leaving until Andy got off work, we needed something that wouldn’t take long to put together. To make these, all you need is a campfire with a grill, and aluminum foil. No dishes! It would also be fun to do with kids. Next time we go camping we’ll have to borrow some.
Note: If you’re camping somewhere without handy fire pits and attached grills, you can make your own. All you need is a rack like the one on your grill at home and two rocks.
Ingredients (per pizza):
- 1 piece of pita bread – I use Kangaroo whole wheat flatbread
- 2 tablespoons of your favorite pizza sauce – Boboli makes these handy individual packages
- 3/4 cup of shredded cheese – I used mozzarella with a little asiago mixed in
- Toppings of choice – we used pepperoni
- A square of aluminum foil
For camping purposes, it helps to throw the grated cheese and toppings all together in a Tupperware container. Here is everything you’ll need:
Unlike a lot of campfire recipes that require coals, this actually works best cooked over flames so feel free to throw on another log. It took us about 20 minutes. When the cheese is melted, it’s done. I was surprised at how delicious these were. Definitely better than any quick made pizza I’ve ever had. I understand now why people make these on the grill at home. They’re that good.